78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Spark, however, is the best of the lot when it comes to attempting to grok the burn and the burners.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Parts of “Spark” can seem like an ad for Burning Man, but the film digs deep enough into the pressures and challenges facing its organizers and attendees to be a worthy exploration of a unique phenomenon, even for those who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing just glitter and a thong in 110 degree heat.
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70

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for “Spark,” which is probably the next best thing.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
It’s a compelling topic, even if directors Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter don’t dig deeply into the cultural and psychological significance of it.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
For such a hippie-ish wingding originally designed to discourage the buying and selling of anything, "Spark" has decidedly bought into its subject and has no qualms hawking it to moviegoers.
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60

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
As an official history, Spark shines adequate light; I just wish it had spent a little more time on the shadows.
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40

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
The doc proves more concerned with promotion than analysis or inquiry, thereby making it a disingenuous non-fiction portrait: an inhibited look at an uninhibited event.
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40

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
"Spark” remains a lovingly made and shot tease, designed to ensure that what really happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
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38

Slant Magazine

The doc doesn't take the time to examine why Burning Man inspires such a level of fanaticism, overshadowing human interest with a gluttony of B roll.
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55 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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